Texas Sen. Wendy Davis expects hundreds to attend community meetings about education on Saturday.
The Town Halls on Education are scheduled for 10 a.m. in Fort Worth and 2 p.m. in Arlington.
Davis, D-Fort Worth, is one of nine members of the Senate Education Committee. At the event, she will discuss the education funding shortfall for Texas schools, pending legislation and the impact of budget proposals, a news release said.
Davis conducted a Sunday survey of 147,000 households in District 10.
Among the results: 67 percent said they want legislators to fix a $5 billion annual structural deficit in Texas public education and 12 percent favored just making $5 billion in cuts.
And 39 percent said their greatest concern about education budget cuts is about the affect on the quality of public education. Another 35 percent said their concerns were centered on a mixture of teacher layoffs, increased student-to-teacher classroom ratios and education quality. Four percent said they had no concerns and favor cutting spending on education.
Town Hall on Education, 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Paschal High School, 3001 Forest Park Blvd., Fort Worth. Seating for 2,000 on a first come basis.
Town Hall on Education, 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Mac Bernd Professional Development Center, 1111 W. Arbrook Blvd., Arlington. Seating for 400 on a first come basis.